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Thursday Dump & Chase: Into the West

The Predators make their lone trip through the Canadian west this week, beginning with tonight's game at Vancouver. Our morning hockey notes should keep you entertained until that 9:00 p.m. Central faceoff...

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Rich Lam

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators have been cold away from home ice | The Tennessean
Fortunately for the Preds, they finish the season with 12 of the final 18 at home.

SBOTD Presents: Colin Wilson, Forward of the NHL Nashville Predators - BABES DIG BALLS
Meet Colin Wilson, who apparently is a total babe.

Brandon Yip fondly recalls time spent playing under Jack Parker - Nashville Predators Examiner
It must be said that despite his decades of accomplishments as Boston University head coach, Parker is leaving the program in the wake of a scandal (involving the 2009 championship team which included Yip & Wilson) which paints him as a guy who let the inmates run the asylum. So yeah, Yip probably had it pretty good.

At halfway mark, Nashville Predators shoot for sold-out season - Nashville Business Journal
The Preds have a good shot at selling out all 24 home games this season (so make sure to jump on that OTF Discount while there's still time!).

Gaustad back to Nashville - Predators Insider
Goose has been dinged up quite a bit this season.

Paul McCann - Two Games - Two New Rivalries
The Stars and Wild are off to great starts as the new villains on Nashville's radar, writes Paul.

Rich Clune, Barry Trotz, And The Advertising Strategy | Predlines
Jason makes an interesting poker analogy to Rich Clune's season.

Smashville 24/7 - Boychuk, Butler look for stability in ‘tough year’
Amanda puts the spotlight on two guys who hope they can find steady NHL work in Nashville.

Rinne looks to shake off this season's shootout woes | Nashville City Paper
When a few coin flips in a row come up tails, you may lose confidence that heads will ever come again.

Hellberg, Admirals shut out Rivermen 2-0 | HOCKEY GAL MILWAUKEE
Another big night for Magnus Hellberg, who already had a pretty darned good February.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Corey Perry Suspended Four Games For Hit On Minnesota's Jason Zucker - Anaheim Calling
Ducks fans are quacking over this...

Concussions: This is Your Brain on Hockey | Overtime
In light of the Perry hit, have a long think about the concussion issue, and to what extent the fundamental nature of contact sports needs to change in order to deal with them.

NHL Logos Get Minimalist Treatment - Blog -
Very, very cool.

How have this season’s new number one goaltenders performed? | Backhand Shelf
No Skittles for you, Anders.

Zach Sikich’s 14 minutes of fame: How trainer became Anaheim Ducks’ emergency goalie | Puck Daddy
These are always great stories.

The man who solved Alex Ovechkin | Puck Daddy
Is a former Milwaukee Admirals coach the guy who brought down the Great 8 from Hart Trophy-status?

The Quiet Room: Blake Geoffrion | Backhand Shelf
Jo lays out the grim details of depressed skull fractures and what, if anything, can be done about them.

Free Jake Gardiner: Agent uses Twitter to pry client from Maple Leafs’ shackles | Puck Daddy
Ben Hankinson runs a play out of Allan Walsh's book.

Phoenix Coyotes’ new championship wrestling belt is spectacular, quite shiny | Puck Daddy

The Los Angeles Kings’ Twitter game is on another level | Backhand Shelf
HOLY COW, Part 2.

Los Angeles Kings: Masters of Puck Possession - Broad Street Hockey
Them Kings, they're pretty darned good.

Vox Media Wins Digiday Publisher of the Year | Digiday
Vox Media is the corporate parent over SB Nation and its sister sites The Verge and Polygon, and it's pretty much conquering the world.